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Benefits of Tooth-Colored fillings

October 14, 2022
Posted By: Clarkson Dental Group
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In the past, patients did not have choices. If they had a cavity, it meant a silver amalgam filling. Today, we are proud to offer tooth-colored fillings in Chesterfield, MO. Not only are they more aesthetically pleasing compared to their silver predecessors, but they have benefits you may not have considered.

Let’s examine the benefits of tooth-colored fillings.

#1 Tooth-Colored Fillings Blend in with Your Teeth

Our white fillings are specially created to close treated cavities without drawing attention to treatment. Tooth-colored fillings are mostly undetectable, so patients prefer them to silver.

#2 Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Durable and Lasting

With proper care and good habits, your tooth-colored fillings can last for a long time. However, visiting your dentist and continuing with an excellent oral care routine is important. You should also avoid biting hard objects like paper clips or ice cubes.

#3 Tooth-Colored Fillings Are Fast

Tooth-colored fillings are made from a pliable resin material. Your dentist spreads it across the tooth in layers, filling the treated area of your tooth. It is then hardened with a setting light, which takes no more than fifteen minutes!

#4 Tooth-Colored Fillings Do Not Have Mercury

Amalgam fillings contain mercury, but the amount used has been deemed safe by dental professionals following numerous studies. However, many patients feel more at ease having mercury-free restorations.

#5 Tooth-Colored Fillings Allow You to Preserve More Tooth

When treating a cavity, your dentist removes a bit of tooth structure to eliminate the decay and create healthy margins for the filling material. We typically remove less of the tooth with tooth-colored fillings because composite is naturally bondable.

Contact Your Dentist in Chesterfield, MO

Is it time for your next teeth cleaning and dental checkup? Do you suspect a dental cavity? Reach out to our team today to arrange a visit with the dentist.

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